The Firewire White Rapidfire V4 offers the same benefits of the Vanguard but with a more conventional outline shape (its the Vanguard you'd take home to meet your parents!). This board will suit the rider wanting to rip the 'Modern Planing Hull' with a little more length. The MPH (Modern Planing Hull) represents a cutting edge change in the approach to high performance surfboard design, and the Vanguard model is the result of precise mathematical equations and geometry. The hydrodynamic makeup of the V4 and Vanguard opens the door to a boxfresh approach to surfboard design and the art of wave sliding. Inspired by the ridiculous feats of athleticism exhibited by today's top professional surfers, Daniel 'Tomo' Thomson has created a board that equips 21st century surfers with the tools to expand their abilities. Higher speeds, radical wave attack and huge aerial potential are all possible with this highly tuned machine. The V4 still has all the attributes of the original Vanguard. Ultra parallel lines allow the design to be ridden smaller and narrower than what has been normally considered functional. this is achieved with balanced foam distribution and maintaining ideal rider volume. The unique parallel outline reduces drag, thus increasing the dynamic planing lift and thereby MORE SPEED via less water resistance. Tail Profile: The radical twin diamond tail gives excellent directional control and extremely low drag. The technical channelled bottom contour helps to maximize speed and control through sharp directional changes. The rider will experience total freedom and planing speed right form the get go. The very short nature of the design allows the rider to completely dominate the board. The straightened rail line will allow for effortless and precise turns and direct transitions. Although aimed at high performance shredding, the V4 is a surprisingly easy ride for a wide range of surfers and abilities. It's super stable, naturally fast with very efficient wave catching ability! White Rapidfire is a product of continued R and D, the White Rapidfire construction substitutes a PVC free and VOC free composite top deckskin for the original bamboo inlay. This composite maintains the overall flex and durability of the board giving it the same great and distinctive Rapidfire ride with a fresh new appearance. This manufacturing process has won environmental awards and has created a range of lightweight and durable custom boards that are quickly being recognised for their awesome performance, just ask Taj Burrow!
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